Corab and Kelfield signed a letter of intent paving the way for their cooperation on a 1GW agri-photovoltaic project in Poland. The project will be sited on agricultural land in the West Pomeranian and Pomeranian provinces. Corab will contribute its know-how and technological solutions dedicated to the agri-PV segment, while Kelfield will be responsible for engineering works and handling the investment process, including acquisition of investors and obtaining of necessary permits. The value of components alone used in its completion is around €68m.
The project will use Corab’s WS-A10 fence-shaped vertical structures. The installations will be located on agricultural land which is very difficult to cultivate or completely unsuitable for that purpose and used as meadows and pastures. Freestanding agri-PV systems of this type occupy about 1% of the field area, so they work well even on small farms. The remaining area can be used according to its primary purpose. Piotr Markowski, President of the Management Board of Corab, said: “We hope that the first gigawatt project will be followed by others, which will allow us to use the potential of this technology also for classic agricultural crops, of which we have plenty in our country. “However, this will require introduction of several amendments to the law, which are necessary to make this type of activity in Poland both feasible and profitable.”
Credits: renews.biz[ Image: Corab]